I’m not on commission from Moonstruck Chocolatier. I’m just an addict, sharing the love. There may be slightly smoother or intensely flavored truffles out there, but for me this is whimsical, edible art.
The “Love Bug” is an adorable addition to their collection of raspberry, bittersweet and strawberry truffles. If you’re lucky enough to be near a store in Portland, their turtle brownies are delectable. Perfect after a romantic dinner. The “Hot and Spicy” Collection is aptly named. If it has a chili pepper on top, be forewarned!
Bernard Callebaut – Belgian, Made in Canada
Harder to find in the United States is Bernard Callebaut chocolates and caramels. The caramels are simply the best I’ve ever had. Imagine my bliss on finding them packaged at Costco during the holidays. The world’s best chocolate…and on sale. A local search for a chocolatier might turn up someone who uses BC chocolates and sauces in their own confections, and it would be worth the sampling. Sometimes you can find bricks of dark, milk, or white Callebaut at Whole Foods. Callebaut was acquired by CoCoCo Chocolatiers almost a decade ago, but the quality remains the same for me.
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Go forth, acquire chocolate, and celebrate romance and love!